Photo by Carolyn Drake, 2009
Photo by Newsha Tavakolian
An Iranian woman walks through a haze of smoke caused by the burning of the herb esfand. According to popular belief, this ritual drives away the evil eye.
By Marcos Grigorian, 1979, Mixed media
“Photography for me is not a pure copy of nature and objective reality. I want to intervene in nature and its realities.”
“I wanted to show that photography is an expansive language that, like other plastic art forms, is capable of describing emotions as well as showing us objective realities, compositions, and forms.”
Aali is the first photographer in Iran to have a solo exhibition of his art works.
By Ahmad Aali, 1967, Mixed media on paper
“Ahmad Aali is… a history-maker in Iranian photography. He impregnated photography in Iran with a turning point that opened a new chapter in this visual medium, giving us a chance to see the other (artistic) side of photography.”
Photo by Newsha Tavakolian,